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Brussels Sprouts And Tofu Bake Recipe

tofu and brussels sprouts bake
tofu and brussels sprouts bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Attention, anyone who is looking for a healthy, veggie-forward dinner loaded with plant-based protein -- Boy, oh boy, have we got the meal for you! Recipe developer Kristen Carli (MS RD) brings us this recipe for Brussels sprouts and tofu bake. This recipe is a celebration of contrasting textures and flavors, creating a harmonious blend of roasted Brussels sprouts, marinated tofu, and a mouthwatering medley of seasonings. Whether you're a dedicated tofu enthusiast or simply looking to elevate your vegetable game, this wholesome and hearty bake is sure to delight your taste buds while providing a nutritious twist to your dinner table.

It even works for meal prep. Carli says, "I like to make this over the weekend to eat during the busy work week. Since it is ready to go, I simply need to heat up a serving in the microwave for a quick workday lunch or a family dinner".

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Gather Your Brussels Sprouts And Tofu Bake Ingredients

ingredients for brussels sprouts and tofu bake
ingredients for brussels sprouts and tofu bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

For this recipe, you will need rice, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, tofu, and olive oil. In terms of the seasonings, you will need sesame seeds, all purpose seasoning mix, honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and dehydrated ginger.

Step 1: Preheat Oven.

preheat oven to 350F
preheat oven to 350F - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Step 2: Make Toasted Rice Mixture

rice to be toasted in saucepan
rice to be toasted in saucepan - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

In a small saucepan, add ¾ cup white rice, olive oil, all purpose seasoning mix, and sesame seeds.

Step 3: Toast

toasting rice in saucepan
toasting rice in saucepan - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Stir over a medium flame until slightly toasted, then remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4: Prep Uncooked Rice

broth and rice in saucepan
broth and rice in saucepan - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

In a medium saucepan, add 4 cups chicken broth with the remaining 2 cups of rice.

Step 5: Boil Rice

boiling rice
boiling rice - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 6: Simmer Rice, Covered

simmering rice
simmering rice - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Once simmering, lower heat, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Set aside.

Step 7: Make Sauce

sauce in measuring cup
sauce in measuring cup - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

In a large liquid measuring cup, add the remaining 1 cup of chicken broth, honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and dehydrated ginger.

Step 8: Whisk Sauce

whisking sauce
whisking sauce - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Whisk to combine.

Step 9: Add Bake Components To A Large Bowl

bowl filled with rice and carrots
bowl filled with rice and carrots - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

In a large bowl, add the cubed tofu, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cooked white rice, and soy sauce mixture.

Step 10: Stir

veggies and rice in bowl
veggies and rice in bowl - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Stir to combine.

Step 11: Prep A Baking Dish

baking dish with non stick cooking spray
baking dish with non stick cooking spray - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 12: Pour Mixture Into Baking Dish

ingredients in baking dish
ingredients in baking dish - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Pour rice and veggie mixture into the baking dish.

Step 13: Top With Toasted Rice

toasted rice mixture on top of bake
toasted rice mixture on top of bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Top with the crispy toasted rice mixture from step 3.

Step 14: Bake

brussels sprouts and tofu bake
brussels sprouts and tofu bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Bake for 25 minutes.

Step 15: Serve

serving of brussels sprouts and tofu bake
serving of brussels sprouts and tofu bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Serve.

What Should You Pair With This Brussels Sprouts And Tofu Bake?

brussels sprouts and tofu bake
brussels sprouts and tofu bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Pairing your Brussels sprouts and tofu bake with complementary dishes can enhance your dining experience and create a balanced and satisfying meal. A fresh, leafy green salad with a simple vinaigrette can add a refreshing element to your meal. Choose greens like mixed greens, arugula, or a kale salad. Consider serving your dish with a side of tahini, hummus, or a yogurt-based dip to add creaminess and a different flavor dimension. A sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or chives can provide a burst of freshness and color. Sliced oranges, grapefruit, or berries can be a refreshing addition by providing a touch of natural sweetness and acidity. If you enjoy wine, consider pairing your Brussels sprouts and tofu bake with a white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. The acidity in the wine can complement the dish nicely. Remember to balance flavors, textures, and colors when choosing your sides to create a well-rounded and appealing meal. Feel free to mix and match these options to best suit your taste and dietary preferences.

How Can You Customize This Brussels Sprouts And Tofu Bake?

brussels sprouts and tofu bake
brussels sprouts and tofu bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Here are some ways to make this dish your own: Experiment with various seasonings to change the flavor profile. Try options like smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, or thyme for a different taste. Instead of the suggested sauce, you can create a new one. Consider a miso glaze, teriyaki sauce, a balsamic reduction, or a lemon-tahini drizzle for a unique twist. If tofu isn't your favorite or you're looking to add more protein, consider substituting it with tempeh, seitan, or cooked chickpeas. Each will bring a distinct texture and flavor. If you're not following a vegan diet, you can add cheese, including Parmesan, feta, or goat cheese, for extra creaminess and a savory kick. Incorporate other vegetables you enjoy, such as bell peppers, zucchini, or cherry tomatoes, for variety and added color. If you like a bit of spice, add crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, or sliced jalapeños for some heat. Marinate the tofu in your choice of flavors before incorporating it into the bake. This can significantly impact the dish's taste.

Brussels Sprouts And Tofu Bake Recipe

serving of brussels sprouts and tofu bake
serving of brussels sprouts and tofu bake - Kristen Carli/The Daily Meal

Prep Time: 20mCook Time: 30mYield: 12 servingsIngredients

  • ¾ + 2 cups white rice, divided

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon all purpose seasoning spice mix

  • 4 + 1 cups chicken broth, divided

  • 1 14-ounce block extra firm tofu, cubed

  • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends removed, halved

  • 1 pound carrots, ends removed, peeled, and roughly chopped

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated ginger

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. In a small saucepan, add ¾ cup white rice, olive oil, all purpose seasoning mix, and sesame seeds.

  3. Stir over a medium flame until slightly toasted, then remove from heat and set aside.

  4. In a medium saucepan, add 4 cups chicken broth with the remaining 2 cups of rice.

  5. Bring to a boil over high heat.

  6. Once simmering, lower heat, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Set aside.

  7. In a large liquid measuring cup, add the remaining 1 cup of chicken broth, honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and dehydrated ginger.

  8. Whisk to combine.

  9. In a large bowl, add the cubed tofu, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cooked white rice, and soy sauce mixture.

  10. Stir to combine.

  11. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  12. Pour rice and veggie mixture into the baking dish.

  13. Top with the crispy toasted rice mixture from step 3.

  14. Bake for 25 minutes.

  15. Serve.

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